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  • United by the Gospel

    Posted on January 27th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

    United by the Gospel (.mp3 – 5.2 MB)

    Our second lesson for today came from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, and in this lesson we see that the goal of faithful preaching is to reveal Christ and to reveal the cross of Christ. In this lesson we also see that as we reveal the cross of Christ we build unity. The theme of division verses unity in this lesson is very strong, and even though we will celebrate Unity Sunday in just two weeks, today we will look at what this portion of God’s Word has to say to us about that topic and then we will come back in two weeks and visit it again.

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  • Christ – Annointed to Save

    Posted on January 13th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Acts 10:34-38

    Christ – Annointed to Save (.mp3 – 5.2 MB)

    Do you know what it means to be ethnocentric? It simply means to believe that your ethnicity is at the center. It means that you believe that your culture and your way of doing things is better than anyone else’s. Of course all of us grew up doing things a certain way, eating certain foods, saying certain expressions, and so forth. There is nothing wrong with those differences. The problem comes when we start to think that we are better than someone who is different from us. This kind of ethnocentric thinking leads to bigotry, racism and discrimination.

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  • The Mystery Has Been Revealed

    Posted on January 6th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Ephesians 3:2-12

    A Mystery Revealed (.mp3 – 3.8 MB)

    Do you know what day of the year has the shortest period of daylight and the longest night? It is the day in which the winter solstice occurs. Last year it was December 22nd. In the past, many centuries ago, before certain changes were made to the calendar that we use today, the winter solstice would occur on December 25th. It is possible that Christians started celebrating Christmas on that day to take the place of pagan festivals that celebrated the winter solstice.

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  • Zoom Zoom

    Posted on January 1st, 2008 Sallie 1 comment

    A fun bit of lagniappe which I was blessed with on my trip to Mississippi was a Ford Mustang rental car.  The rental car guy told me it was bronze, but I think bright yellow-orange would better describe it.  And man did it go when you pushed the accelorator! 🙂